CID sergeant remanded till April 11 for soliciting Rs. 80,000 bribe | Daily News

CID sergeant remanded till April 11 for soliciting Rs. 80,000 bribe

A sergeant of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) who was arrested by the Bribery Commission for allegedly soliciting a Rs. 80,000 bribe from a businessman in Kelaniya was remanded until April 11 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne.

The Bribery Commission said the CID officer allegedly solicited a Rs. 100,000 bribe from the businessman promising him that he will not file a court case related to a cheque fraud.

The bribery officials said the suspect had received Rs. 20,000 of the Rs. 100,000 bribe on a previous occasion.

President Counsel Anuja Premarathne appearing on behalf of the suspect pleaded his client be granted bail.

The Magistrate fixed the bail order for April 11.


 

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